it was just a wednesday night, you know, at home with the roosevelts. nothing special. and after dinner the gentlemen retired to talk about race, but the dinner itself was just, you know, a family evening that was taking place, you know, at tables all over america, the same kind of thing. but at this table, you know, there was a hot seat. >> final question, what was on the menu? >> the menu has not been recorded, but roosevelt loved hot food and plenty of it. so probably hominy, biscuits, you know, comfort food as we know it today. >> deborah davis is the author of "guest of honor: booker t. washington, theodore roosevelt and the white house dinner that shocked a nation." thank you. >> thank you. >> now, from the 2012 miami book fair international held annually on the campus of miami-dade college, a panel on american history featuring candice millard, david nassau and les standford. it's about 45 minutes.